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Yehoshua Bar-Yosef

Yehoshua Bar-Yosef (1912-1992) was born in Safed, Israel, was raised in an ultra-Orthodox home and studied at a yeshiva. Later, he left the religious lifestyle and this break is reflected in his writing.
Bar-Yosef worked as a newspaper editor for 10 years, and as a freelance journalist until 1980. He wrote novels, novellas, short stories and plays as well as a historic epic about Safed. He received numerous literary awards, including the Bialik Prize (1984).

Yehoshua Bar-Yosef

Books Published in Hebrew

The Voice of Passion (stories), Kiryat Sefer, 1937; Gazit, 1939 [Kol Ha-Yetzarim]
A Whole Month (play), Mishkan, 1938 [Yerach Yamim]
The Fallen Barrier (novella), Gazit, 1940 [Choma She-Nafla]
At the Sonʹs Wedding (novella), Netzer, 1941 [Ba-Chatunat Ha-Ben]
The Alleys of Jerusalem (play), Achiasaf, 1941 [Be-Simtaʹot Yerushalayim]
The Anonymous (stories), Sifriat Hashaot, 1942 [Ha-Almoni]
Mother of Daughters (novel), Massada/ Bialik Institute, 1943; Twersky, 1952; sifriat Maariv 1988 [Em Ha-Banot]
A Boy in the Street (novella), Hakibbutz Hameuachad, 1945 [Yeled Ba-Rechov]
From a Motherʹs Body (stories), Adi, 1945 [Mi-Gufa Shel Em]
Stories from Meʹah Sheʹarim, Ofer/ Sifron Yedioth Ahronoth, 1946 [Mi-Sipurei Meʹa Sheʹarim]
The New House (stories), Sifriat Poalim, 1946 [Ha-Bayit He-Chadash]
A Meeting in Spring (novel), Twersky, 1947 [Pgisha Ba-Aviv]
Negba - Difensive Shield (non-fiction), IDF/ Department of Culture, 1948 [Negba - Chomat Magen]
Magic City (novel) , Twersky, 3 vols.: 1948-1951; Amichai, 2 vols.: 1958; Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1979 [Ir Ksuma]
Battalion Commander Benny (stories & play), Twersky, 1950 [Benny Ha-Magad]
My Husband, the Minister (play), Twersky, 1950 [Baʹali Ha-Minister]
On the Threshold (novel), Twersky, 1953 [Ha-Omdim Al Ha-Saf]
The Secret of a Woman (stories), Am Oved, 1957 [Soda Shel Isha: Mi-Sipurey Yerushalayim]
Tabernacle of Peace (novel), Am Oved, 1958; Sifriat Maariv, 1988; [Sukat Shalom]
People of Beit Rimon (stories), Amichai, 1958; Sifriat Maariv 1988 [Anshei Beit Rimon]
The Way to the Red Rock (stories), The Author, 1959 [Ba-Derech Le-Sela Edom]
The Three that Left (novel), Massada, 1963 [Shlosha She-Azvu]
Sword of Salvation (novel), Maarachot, 1966 [Cherev Yeshuot]
Upon Thy Walls, O Jerusalem (play), Renaissance, 1967 [Al Chomotaich Yerushalayim]
Between Safed and Jerusalem (autobiography), Bialik Institute, 1972; Sifriat Maariv, 1992 [Bein Tzfat Li-Yerushalayim]
Soul Mate (novella), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1979 [Ahavat Nefesh]
The Fourth Photograph (novel), Yachdav, 1980; Sifriat Maariv, 1991 [Ha-Photograph Ha-Reviʹi]
A Guide for Confused Patriots (non-fiction), Hadar, 1984 [Moreh Derech Le-Patriyotim Nevochim]
Tales of Safed, Tales of Jerusalem (stories), Keter, 1984 [Mi-Sipurei Tzfat U-Mi-Sipurei Yerushalayim]
A Heretic Despite Himself (novel), Keter, 1985 [Epikoros Beʹal Korcho]
Let There Be Light (stories), Hadar, 1985 [Va-Yehi Or]
Three Ways (novel), Keter, 1986 [Be-Shalosh Drachim...]
The Infant from Barʹam (novel), Hadar, 1987 [Ha-Yenuka Mi-Barʹam]
A Hungry Manʹs Tale (stories), Sifriat Maariv, 1988 [Sipuro Shel Adam Raʹev]
On The Way Back (novel), Keter, 1988 [Ba-Derech Chazara]
The Fish and the Dove (novel), Sifriat Maariv, 1989 [Ha-Dag Ve-Ha-Yona]
Utopia in Blue and White (novel), Sifriat Maariv, 1990 [Utopia Be-Kachol-Lavan]
Burnt Matches (novel), Sifriat Maariv, 1991 [Gafrurim Srufim]
Seed of Everlasting Life (novel), Sifriat Maariv, 1992 [Zera Shel Kayma]
Parchment and Flesh (novel), Sifriat Maariv, 1993 [Gvilim U-Vsarim]
The Alleys of Jerusalem [Ohel, 1941]
The Big Curfew [Hamatate, 1947]
Guardians of the Walls [Ohel, 1948]
My Husband the Minister [Hamatate, 1950]
Vote For Agassi [Hamatate, 1950]
It Happened in Tel Aviv [Hamatete, 1951]
Saturday in Tiberias [Hamatate, 1952]
Laugh Beloved Land [Hamatate, 1954]
Until 190 [Zuta, 1966]
Peace, Peace, But There Is No Peace [Habima, 1973]

Books in Translation

Hissda Goes Up the Mountain
English: New York, World Zionist Organization, 1972

Soul Mate
Italian: Florence, Giuntina, 1999
Manuscripts available in English translation (for publishers only)
Tabernacle of Peace
Magic City (partial) 
Soul Mate
Congratulations to Barabara Harshav for the 2018 PEN Medal for Translation!
The prize is given to a translator whose career has demonstrated a commitment to excellence through the body of their work. Barbara Harshav has been translating works from French, German, Hebrew and Yiddish for over twenty years and has currently published over forty books of translation. Among the many Hebrew authors she has translated: Yoram Kaniuk, Agnon, Yehudit Hendel, Yehuda Amichai and many more.
The Ministry of Culture and Sport announced the names of the winners of the Arik Einstein Veterans Artists Prize.
A prize of 50,000 NIS was given to each of the 21 artists who worked and are still working to promote Israeli culture in various fields -Music, dance, theater, plastic arts, cinema and literature. In the literature category the winners were Ronny Someck, Jacob Buchan and Shlomit Cohen-Assif. Also, Anat Masiach is among the recipient of the prize for debut literary works. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Ronit Matalon, the recipient of the 2017 Brenner prize for her book 'And the Bride Closed the Door". And, congratulations to Amir ziv, the recipent of the first ever Brenner prize for debut novels.
Ronit Matalon's book tells the story of Margie, a young bride, who shuts herself up in her mother's bedroom and declares that she won’t get married. Her family gathers at the locked door, not knowing what to do. Amir Ziv tells a story that begins as an apparently routine correspondence between a prying citizen, secretly in love with his neighbor, and a conscientious municipal clerk, and developes into an uncovering of a great underlying drama.
The fourth German-Hebrew/Hebrew-German translation workshop April 29 to May 5, 2018 Beit Ben-Yehuda, Jerusalem
After workshops in Berlin, Jerusalem and Straelen, the workshop will return to Jerusalem this spring. This workshop will focus on the participants translations. These are unfinished translations that have not yet been published. These will be sent to all participants. The workshop is open to 10 participants and is intended for literary translators with experience and publications. Workshop facilitators: Anne Birkenhauer and Gadi Goldberg Prerequisites: At least one published translation Duration: Sunday, April 29, 2018 until Saturday, May 5, 2018 Location: Beit Ben-Yehuda, 28 Ein Gedi St., 93383 Jerusalem Participation fee: Participation (Accommodation and meals) is free of charge. Travel / flight expenses will be refunded. For more details and for the documents required for submitting application: Anne Birkenhauer, and Gadi Goldberg,
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Congratulations to Zeruya Shalev and Shifra Horn for receiving the 2017 Adei Wizo Prize.

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award! The books on the longlist are selected by 400 libraries worldwide. Titles are nominated on the basis of ‘high literary merit’ as determined by the nominating library.
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